Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Story Of Shellac And The Laccifer Lacca (Lac Beetle)

The Story Of Shellac And The Laccifer Lacca (Lac Beetle).
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From the beetle to the tree, 'Shellac' embarks on a remarkable process before it is purified for commercial use. The Laccifer Lacca (Lac Beetle) is a scale insect from the cohiael family. Measuring just 5mm in length when fully grown, it resides on trees in India and southern Asia, such as the Ficus, Palas, Kusum and Ber tree's.
This amazing process requires the precise efforts of man, animals and nature to perfect.

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